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Spiritual Journey Home

Book Review: Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall Nathan Katz (Jersey City, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2009), 192 pages While the mere mention of a Jew believing in Jesus still raises eyebrows in the Jewish community, here a Jewish Buddhist (JUBU) gets a respectful hearing, as evidenced by the mostly positive […]

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Yoga: A Union with God. But Which God?

Yoga has steadily gained cachet in the West over the last fifty years. It is found in high school gym class. It was part of a family-geared Easter Sunday event on the White House front lawn in 2010, not to mention health clubs in some of our Jewish community centers. Yes, yogis are everywhere, including […]

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That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist
Author: Garrett Smith

Book Title: That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist Author: Sylvia Boorstein Date Published: January 20, 1998 Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition Genre: 1. Theology2. Spirituality3. Comparative Religion ISBN: 978-0060609580 Reviewer: Garrett Smith Review Date: Sep 1, 1997 That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist sounds like it might be a comment made by a Jewish comic from […]

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Jewish Buddhists: A Meld of Mezuzahs and Mantra?
Author: Rich Robinson

A challenge to Rodger Kamenetz’s idea of the “JUBU,” Jewish Buddhists.

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The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet’s Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India

Book Title: The Jew in the Lotus Author: Rodger Kamenetz Date Published: 1994 Publisher: Harpercollins Genre: 1. Theology2. Jewish Life3. Jewish ISBN: 978-0060645762 Reviewer: David Feinberg Review Date: Sep 1, 1994 In 1990, the Jewish poet Rodger Kamenetz traveled with a group of Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, a remote hill town in northern India, in […]

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